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issue: Child abuse. Why child abuse affects them later on in life

(What it is): Position writing presents an arguable opinion about an issue. The goal of a position paper is to convince the audience that a opinion is valid. Ideas need to be carefully examined in choosing a topic, developing the argument, and organizing the paper. It is very important to address all sides of the issue and present it in a manner that is easy for the audience to understand. Take one side of the argument. It is important to support the argument with evidence to ensure the validity of the claims, as well as to address the counterclaims.


Position (3-5 pages, minimum 1050 words) – You present two sides of an issue related to your research project and you argue for one side. You present a counter objection/argument/consideration, and answer that objection. (10% of final grade)

Recommended length: 4-5 pages, double-spaced in 12pt font, Times, Times New Roman, or Garamond. APA Format.